Econometrics can be described as the application of statistics in an economic context so this course will interest you if your first degree included some training in both statistics and economics. Specialised statistical methods are required to deal with the particular problems of economic data and these are reflected in our modules for MSc Statistics and Econometrics, many of which are given by staff from our Department of Economics (ranked third in the UK in the last Research Assessment Exercise). For instance, Time Series Econometrics provides you with methods for analysing the dynamic processes that are often found in macroeconomics, while Empirical Methods of Economics and Finance introduces you to techniques for analysing stock market and other financial data.
Graduates are sought after by employers in banking, investment and forecasting, local government and other fields.
Postgraduate study qualification from the University of Essex.